Out of the past 1/20/13

Sunday, January 20, 2013

1988

Approximately 275 people attended a hearing at the Arena Building last night to discuss the recommended location of a new Mississippi River bridge and connecting highway with Interstate 55; the hearing was conducted by the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department to gather input on the location it is recommending for a four-lane bridge and highway running east-west across Cape Girardeau.

U.S. Sen. John Danforth and commissioners of the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority exchange praises during a one-hour meeting and tour of the port site near Scott City.

1963

A dapper burglar who broke into the Pollack Hide and Fur Co., Independence Street and Highway 61, Friday night apparently was frightened off, leaving behind his new black derby hat; the break-in was discovered by Jacob Pollack, owner of the company, Saturday.

Three local women enlisted in the Navy WAVES in January: Carol Ann LeGrand of Cape Girardeau, Patricia Bohnert of Longtown, Mo., and Joyce Carlson of Cairo, Ill.

1938

Paul R. Brooks, a former member of the city council, secures a petition at the office of city clerk W.C. Kaempfer and announces he will be a candidate for city commissioner in the coming municipal elections.

Cecil G. Morrison, executive of the Southeast Missouri Area Council of Boy Scouts since 1930, has resigned to accept a similar post with the Lake of the Ozarks Council, with headquarters in Jefferson City, Mo.

1913

County roads are in awful shape because of the continued rains; the Bend Road, which has been in good shape for years, is now nearly impassable in numerous places; likewise, numerous streets in Cape Girardeau are showing the effects of the wet weather; Broadway, between Henderson Avenue and the fairgrounds, is in fearful condition; Sprigg Street at William Street is so deep in mud, parishioners had a hard time getting to St. Mary's Catholic Church yesterday.

Lilly Powers, who has been acting as stenographer for Lane & Alexander, has left Cape Girardeau for Jefferson City, Mo., where she will be stenographer for Rep. C.C. Oliver.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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